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Is there really a reason not to buy the Beretta 92FS air gun? It is manufactured by Umarex and fully licensed by Beretta, meaning you can expect to receive a high-quality air gun. But, as usual, I am ready to provide you with just a bit more persuasive rhetoric in an attempt to have you click “Add to Cart.”
As you may well know, the Beretta 92FS, otherwise known as the Beretta M9, replaced the M1911 as the official sidearm of the United States Armed Forces in 1985. It was adopted in 1985 and officially entered service in 1990 after emerging victorious from a series of trials designed to test its suitability for the field. And even though this air gun is not the real thing, it looks and feels just like the 92FS. It is even semi-automatic. No matter what circumstances may prevent you from purchasing the real thing, one thing is for sure – the 92FS air gun is the next best thing.
Earlier, I rambled on about replicas and their attempts to copy aspects of the original pieces they seek to copy. Well, the Beretta 92FS air gun does an excellent job in that department as it features dimensions that are almost exactly identical to the 92FS. The overall length of the air gun is approximately 8 inches, which includes a 5-inch, rifled steel barrel. Surprisingly, it weighs in at a hefty 2.75 pounds, which presents the feel of an actual pistol. Everything from the forged, aluminum alloy frame and adjustable iron sights to the ambidextrous manual safety and the black polymer grips screams authentic. You will even find the iconic Beretta logo on the grips in addition to the markings found on the slide.
Enough about the similarities between the Beretta 92FS air gun and the Beretta 92FS pistol, it is time for how they differ. As noted, this is an air pistol. It is designed to fire .177-caliber (4.5mm) pellets and is powered by disposable 12-gram CO2 cartridges. The cartridges are loaded into the grip of the gun and provide it with a source of compressed air which acts as a propellant and is released with each pull of the single/double-action trigger. This type of propellant is capable of discharging pellets at up to 425fps. Be advised, though, that Umarex recommends the use of only wad cutter or dome-shaped pellets. The use of pointed pellets could cause cycling issues and may result in a jam.
If you want an air gun, the Beretta 92FS air gun is the one for you. Aside from boasting a look and feel that is nearly identical to an actual Beretta pistol, the 92FS air gun is extremely accurate. There is no doubt in my mind that this air gun is slated to be one of the must-haves for every air gun collector, firearm collector and shooting enthusiast the world over. You may consider it for:
- Air gun collectors
- Firearm collectors
- Pest control
- Recreational shooting (plinking)
- Air gun competitions
- Much more…
Note: Air guns and rifles are, like firearms, not toys. Any misuse or careless use could result in serious injury or death. Any child or person under the age of 18 should be under adult supervision while using an air gun. Prior to use, all materials and instructions that accompany the product should be read carefully. Do not brandish this product in public, as it may be mistaken for an actual firearm and considered a serious crime. Check all local laws and regulations that may prohibit the ownership of this product.